www.joanneshellan.com

I’m a painter because there is no other medium of expression that so fully turns me on. Thick paint placed with purpose in one gestural stroke makes my heart sing. My senses tingle at sights I see every day; light breaking into a coffee shop or shadows pouring down a busy city street. I want to stop the world from spinning for a moment and capture those scenes in paint. Four edges of a canvas containing shapes that make a strong design gives me intense pleasure as does the challenge of continually trying to learn more about how to make good paintings.

As an extrovert, I tend to invite people into my paintings. As a colorist, I tend to use saturated colors not seen in real life. I want my representational paintings to evoke energy in an impressionist style. Being from the Pacific Northwest, my paintings often reflect the area.

My dad and grandmother painted which made it seem like a thing regular people could did. Though I always felt confident and at home making art, I didn’t learn to paint properly until I was 40 when my second child was in preschool. I took a watercolor class and fell in love. Moving from watercolor to oils after ten years was the final step. I had found my medium and it was like coming home.

My paintings have won dozens of awards and have been featured in many solo as well as group shows. My work was featured in the Governor’s Mansion in Olympia, the Museum of History and Industry, Evergreen Hospital, Strom Jewish Community Center and is represented by several fine art galleries.



GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Dragonfire Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR

Art on the Boulevard, Vancouver, WA
Arterra, 15500 SE 30th Pl Ste 100, Bellevue, WA

AWARDS and SHOWS by YEAR
2018
American Impressionist Society Small Works Juried Show
Juror of paintings, drawing and miniatures of Arts of the Terrace 40th Juried Art Show
Plein Air of Washington Associ. Little Gems Show
Edmonds Juried Art Show
Kenmore Juried Art Show

2017

American Impressionist Society Small Works Juried Show 2017

American Impressionist Society National Fall Show 2017

Scott Milo Gallery Group Show 2017

2016

Icon Show 2016, Lynn Hanson Gallery, Seattle, WA- People's Choice Award

Grand Prix of Art Delta, BC- Grand Prize First Place

Plein Air & More- Cannon Beach, OR- Honorable Mention for Body of Work

Literary Lions, King County Library Foundation, uses Shellan painting for all it's marketing materials for the Gala Event

Plein Air of Washington Juried Show, American Art Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2015

Kenmore Art Show

2014

Edmonds Arts Festival 2014 - Second Place Award

Kenmore Arts Show 2014- 1st Place Award

2013

Fountainhead Gallery Solo show

2013

Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, TX

Evergreen Hospital Solo Exhibit Kirkland, WA 2009 & 2013

2012

Governor's Mansion Solo Show, Olympia, WA

Djangofest Art Show Honorable Mention, Langley, WA

Gallery North- 1st Place Award Miniature show

State of the Arts Gallery 2 Person Show

MEDIA
https://1150kknw.com/archives/artbeat-northwest/  check out my radio interview with Pat Pauley on her program, Art Beat,  April 2018
Link to article in Mercer Island Reporter, Aug. 2015

Link to TV interview; Here is the link to the Currently Kirkland Episode. http://youtu.be/QEPnF7dBCdU

The story starts at :29 seconds

And one more You Tube interview about the Fish Frolic https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnIbwGPpUbconuZDgjgkk5Q

Joanne Shellan Fine Art Face Book Fan Page Literary Lions Guild - JShellan image used in all promotions materials for 2016 Gala Event

August Mercer Island Reporter - article about JShellan painting

https://blog.nwfineartprinting.com/blog/2017/10/25/art-stories-joanne-shellan/ Northwest Fine Art Printing featured me on their blog, 10-2017 Link to tv interview; Here is the link to the Currently Kirkland Episode. http://youtu.be/QEPnF7dBCdU

The story starts at :29 seconds.

And one more You Tube interview about the Fish Frolic; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnIbwGPpUbconuZDgjgkk5Q

Press Release for Governor's Mansion Show

Joanne Shellan's Blog

Article about Joanne, January 2012, Kirkland Patch

2nd Article about Joanne, May 2012, Kirkland Patch

Article about Joanne's Studio, May 2012, Studio Snapshots Blog

Joanne Shellan Fine Art Facebook

Pinterest

Read interview with Shellan in the Kirkland Arts Center April newsletter   

See video with Shellan and other artists talking about the Kirkland Artist Studio Tour

 

 

 

 

 

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About the Artist

I’m a painter because there is no other medium of expression that so fully turns me on. Thick paint placed with purpose in one gestural stroke makes my heart sing. My senses tingle at sights I see every day; light breaking into a coffee shop or shadows pouring down a busy city street. I want to stop the world from spinning for a moment and capture those scenes in paint. Four edges of a canvas containing shapes that make a strong design gives me intense pleasure as does the challenge of continually trying to learn more about how to make good paintings.

As an extrovert, I tend to invite people into my paintings. As a colorist, I tend to use saturated colors not seen in real life. I want my representational paintings to evoke energy in an impressionist style. Being from the Pacific Northwest, my paintings often reflect the area.

My dad and grandmother painted which made it seem like a thing regular people could did. Though I always felt confident and at home making art, I didn’t learn to paint properly until I was 40 when my second child was in preschool. I took a watercolor class and fell in love. Moving from watercolor to oils after ten years was the final step. I had found my medium and it was like coming home.

My paintings have won dozens of awards and have been featured in many solo as well as group shows. My work was featured in the Governor’s Mansion in Olympia, the Museum of History and Industry, Evergreen Hospital, Strom Jewish Community Center and is represented by several fine art galleries.



GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Dragonfire Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR

Art on the Boulevard, Vancouver, WA
Arterra, 15500 SE 30th Pl Ste 100, Bellevue, WA

AWARDS and SHOWS by YEAR
2018
American Impressionist Society Small Works Juried Show
Juror of paintings, drawing and miniatures of Arts of the Terrace 40th Juried Art Show
Plein Air of Washington Associ. Little Gems Show
Edmonds Juried Art Show
Kenmore Juried Art Show

2017

American Impressionist Society Small Works Juried Show 2017

American Impressionist Society National Fall Show 2017

Scott Milo Gallery Group Show 2017

2016

Icon Show 2016, Lynn Hanson Gallery, Seattle, WA- People's Choice Award

Grand Prix of Art Delta, BC- Grand Prize First Place

Plein Air & More- Cannon Beach, OR- Honorable Mention for Body of Work

Literary Lions, King County Library Foundation, uses Shellan painting for all it's marketing materials for the Gala Event

Plein Air of Washington Juried Show, American Art Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2015

Kenmore Art Show

2014

Edmonds Arts Festival 2014 - Second Place Award

Kenmore Arts Show 2014- 1st Place Award

2013

Fountainhead Gallery Solo show

2013

Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, TX

Evergreen Hospital Solo Exhibit Kirkland, WA 2009 & 2013

2012

Governor's Mansion Solo Show, Olympia, WA

Djangofest Art Show Honorable Mention, Langley, WA

Gallery North- 1st Place Award Miniature show

State of the Arts Gallery 2 Person Show

MEDIA
https://1150kknw.com/archives/artbeat-northwest/  check out my radio interview with Pat Pauley on her program, Art Beat,  April 2018
Link to article in Mercer Island Reporter, Aug. 2015

Link to TV interview; Here is the link to the Currently Kirkland Episode. http://youtu.be/QEPnF7dBCdU

The story starts at :29 seconds

And one more You Tube interview about the Fish Frolic https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnIbwGPpUbconuZDgjgkk5Q

Joanne Shellan Fine Art Face Book Fan Page Literary Lions Guild - JShellan image used in all promotions materials for 2016 Gala Event

August Mercer Island Reporter - article about JShellan painting

https://blog.nwfineartprinting.com/blog/2017/10/25/art-stories-joanne-shellan/ Northwest Fine Art Printing featured me on their blog, 10-2017 Link to tv interview; Here is the link to the Currently Kirkland Episode. http://youtu.be/QEPnF7dBCdU

The story starts at :29 seconds.

And one more You Tube interview about the Fish Frolic; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnIbwGPpUbconuZDgjgkk5Q

Press Release for Governor's Mansion Show

Joanne Shellan's Blog

Article about Joanne, January 2012, Kirkland Patch

2nd Article about Joanne, May 2012, Kirkland Patch

Article about Joanne's Studio, May 2012, Studio Snapshots Blog

Joanne Shellan Fine Art Facebook

Pinterest

Read interview with Shellan in the Kirkland Arts Center April newsletter   

See video with Shellan and other artists talking about the Kirkland Artist Studio Tour

 

 

 

 

 

BLOG SECTIONS